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El Hostal Reviews

1ra. Avenida Sur No. 8, Antigua, Guatemala

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92%

Rating
456 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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94%

Very nice hostel with friendly people and good atmosphere. Very good breakfast included and nice location.


91%

Loved it! One of the best hostels I've stayed at in my life!

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

We enjoyed our stay and were delighted to see such a friendly staff at the fron desk! Choco helped us get some local food from the street for dinner; a very big thank you for that!


66%

No hot shower, not so many restaurants in the village, so you need to go to other villages to eat, otherwise you could only eat in the hostel, which tastes not so good and a bit expensive. Good atmosphere, but the staff are not so warm and friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, we want to know if you confuse El Hostal with some other hostel, as we read your review and we are not in any Village, we are in the center of Antigua and we just serve breakfast no more food as you point in your review, and we actually always have hot showers as you also say that we don´t. Just wanted to ask if you were sure this is El Hostal, there are some statements that are not us at all. Thank you and have a great day.

89%

We had a great stay at El Hostal. The setting is fantastic, the food is delicious, the facilities are secure, the staff was amazing, and they had the best showers of our whole trip in Guatemala. We were traveling with our children, who usually don't want to spend anytime in the hostel. No so at El Hostal, they made friends with the staff, enjoyed the other guests, and spent hours in the hammock. The only thing we wished for we're better mattresses. We'll definitely stay here again.

  • 13th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

This is by far my favorite hostel of all time. The staff are incredibly kind and friendly. They are willing to help with any issue and are also great people to talk to and hang out with. They are also really patient with your needs and with helping you to learn Spanish. The actual hostel is wonderful too. The beds are comfortable and you get clean sheets every day. There is hot water and an AMAZING free breakfast. I would recommend this hostel to anyone coming to Antigua, it's the best!

  • 9th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing!!! Ticks every box!! I went with the intention of staying 3days, and ended up staying 2 weeks. The staff are amazing - very helpful and very friendly. The hostal has a great thing going and is very well run. I didnt want to leave. The free breakfast is the icing on the cake and just adds to the value for money. Great stay, i couldnt give it a high recomendation.


91%

Great value for money and really friendly atmosphere. The staff are very helpful and friendly. My only concern is that at night sometimes the music is a bit loud till quite late.

  • 2nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location, just across the road from Cafe No Se and a couple of blocks from the Grand Plaza. Beauiful central square with a fountain, the rooms are full of character and there are hot showers! Massive lockers under the beds in the dorms mean you don't have to worry about your stuff and the breakfast is ace! The staff are really helpful, and can book airport shuttles, buses to other parts of Guatemala and get your laundry done for you too! A great place to stay!


100%

Super stay! I will be back!

  • 7th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Good hostel. Comfortable beds, nice people, tiny shower cabins


97%

Really cute lil place. Bar and garden are nice to chill out in. Good prices on tours/connecting bus journeys. No safety deposit boxes in rooms, but felt super safe. Internet not great in rooms but fantastic in common area/bar. Only improvement I have -communal desktop computer would b gold! Amazing shared bathrooms.You do hear other people in common area as therooms are positioned around it.Everyone was pretty respectful though when we stayed so no issues. Incredible breakfast! Def stay again


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